Beyond 20,000 RPM!
Beyond 20,000 RPM!
- Sep 17, 2008
Dear ZTH Bros and Sisters,
I believe there are many of us here have all the experience in buying 2nd hand cars, trade ins and etcs.
So, I created this thread for everyone to share their experiences from choosing a 2nd hand car
and into buying the right one that they choose. Also their experiences with the salesman.
I'll be the 1st to start to share my experiences in looking for 2nd hand cars and buying them.
So far, I went hunting for 2nd hand cars again last weekend.
My 1st time I manage to buy a car that I have chosen and one of the main reason is because of the salesman, i decided to buy from him. Read through u will know why it also depends on salesman.
Everyone loves a good customer service and of course an honest one. How honest is honest? How do we know? Is hard to tell. Just base on how much u trust the salesman? According to six sense? Still hard to tell. Best check the car ourselves. Also best to do research and tips in getting a 2nd hand car.
Anyway, last weekend, I went hunting for 2nd hand car once again for a friend. A girl who is looking for a 2nd hand Myvi. The ones I know is around Batu Caves area and also at Selayang Auto City. The one next to the market.
So, start off with MRR2 to Batu Caves area. Went and saw a few Myvi for sale of course. Checked for signs of accidents, oil leakage, signs of respray and rusts and etcs. So, came the 1st one. A silver one. Came a guy at late 40's to serve us, open the car doors and start up the car. (as usual)
So, ask the guy for the silver myvi to test drive. He said can if the price is right can test drive. Need
to give deposits 1st to test drive. Then the girls all saying, need to test drive only can know if the
car is good or not ma....other place test drive also no need pay deposit...
He said "What do u all want to test? The suspension, lower arm and etcs?" if anything not good, we will change for u...."
I just kept quiet, and told the girls to go off...
(Will you take the risk to pay for the car and pray hard that they do what they promised?)
Promises coming from Salesman, sorry la. If you confident the car no problem, what's there to afraid to let me test? Why do I even need to put a deposit to test drive a car? So, that it will be a confirm close sales no matter what problem with the car?
Never thought by starting the car for customers to see, is good enough to tell the car is in good condition. Even when I want to trade in my car to 2nd hand car dealers, they themselves need to test drive my car before giving me the price. So, should I tell the salesman to give me a deposit 1st before he can test my car for trade in??? :stupid:
If it can goes the same way, then I have nothing to say.
Some even said, If you test drive the car, if got problems, i repair for u then let u test drive again. If not satisfy still, we refund the RM500 to u...:stoned: :hmmmm:
(Then why bother having me put the deposit? Might as well repair everything only let me test again)
There is one I encounter yesterday. I think u hear also u will walk off...went right behind to see,
then I think is a boss or what came to serve us. The boss is okay. Tell us the car never spray before, all paint original. He say he purposely didnt touch up to show all us that is the ori paint.
Will only touch up after confirm got buyer. Car looks good.
Then came another guy, i think could be the staff or what. I ask the boss the time, he say can test drive if price is right again..but dunno where the boss went so I ask that guy. Adi start up engine to show us.
- Me: Can test dry ar boss?
- Salesman: If price is right, then can la.
- Me: What do you mean?
- Salesman: If confirm okay with the price and confirm buying then can test drive.
- Me: Of course before I confirm I have to test drive if the car is good or not only can see if the
price is right or not what...
- Salesman: Okay la even if you test drive, how much are u gonna pay after test drive?
- Me: ...........(what the F*** are u talking about?)
I just say nvm, I'll think 1st. I should have just walk away, I'm naturally just born polite...:proud:
Then he say okay lay u think 1st la...
Knowing no point arguing with them, so didnt bother and drive off to the place where 1st bought my 2nd hand car. Buying a car is not like buying Sayur at Pasar where you can judge it by looking
at it...got to test drive...but didnt buy from him also, cuz the condition of the myvi was bad.
(Stated by one of the better salesman among all of them along MRR2 2nd hand shop lots)
Here comes the reason why I bought the Kelisa from this Salesman.
So, What have you guys experienced with 2nd Hand Car Dealers? Kindly share.What makes him different from the rest that made me come back for repeat purchase or even intro a friend to that place, is his
character and his customer service. Consider as one of the honest salesman as well so far for
2nd hand dealers.
Check the car everything was okay with the kelisa, superb condition but since no experience
didnt know the car got signs of respray last time but is more likely a respray for the bumpers.
Check the chassis and everything as usual after that straight ask if can test drive.
He said can no problem, got in the car with us and drive around. But before test drive, he already
tell us 1st only the engine mounting need to change...so as told, when i put into reverse gear, really vibrated badly. So promise to change before we collect the car.
So after that, he allow us to drive around ourselves and test ourselves. Came back with the car, went in to discuss on payment and etcs. Deposit he said, "Is up to us. If u really want the car, I can reserve for you. Deposit no fix amount, up to u on how much u want to give or u can just pay all together when u bring our documents. I reserve the car for you.
That's how we bought the car, Car condition good, Salesman attitude and Customer Service good. Honest is another thing. Cant say he is 100% honest but good enough. Also any problems
so far I call him, he will try to settle for me...:top:
Or what is the best way or tips in buying 2nd hand cars?
All suggestions and opinions appreciated greatly.
Let's help each other in choosing the right dealers for the right cars...
Anyway, purpose of creating this thread, is to share our experiences in purchasing 2nd hand cars and what type of salesman they have dealt with.
Not all 2nd hand car dealers are bad, just some. Very hard to find a good one.